Skip to comments.Ryan touts Midwestern values at Janesville rally
Posted on 08/27/2012 5:03:12 PM PDT by smokingfrog
JANESVILLE, Wis. - "Hello Janesville, it's good to be home," said Wisconsin congressman and expected Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan.
In his hometown of Janesville, Wis. Monday morning, nearly 2,000 supporters showed up to send him off to the Republican National Convention being held in Tampa, Fla. this week.
Republicans have officially opened the convention in a shortened session Monday that will culminate with the nomination of Mitt Romney to be president.
Tropical Storm Isaac is forcing the GOP to cram four days of speeches and videos into three.
Ryan, obviously a much-needed attendee at the RNC, spoke to supporters in the gymnasium at Craig High School, his alma mater.
He focused on the economy, family values and jobs.
He also touched on the economic hardships that have hit Janesville - specifically the closing of the General Motors plant. As well as claiming that Obama administration isn't helping get the nation's economy back on track.
"Flourish entrepreneurs and small businesses so people can get back on their feet. That's exactly what the Romney plan for a stronger middle class is all about doing, said Ryan.
But his speech didn't start off without interruption.
Not long after Ryan came out to a raucous ovation, two protesters shouted out to Ryan, which prompted the crowd to begin chanting U-S-A!
They were eventually escorted out amid cheers from Ryan supporters.
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